SISConnect Program

SIS Connect is a new program (2020) developed as a result of COVID-19. It targets isolated elders who, to remain safe from the pandemic, are at home and have limited contact with others. We have several smart devices (Kindle Fire 8″ Tablets) that qualifying individuals, age 60 and over, may receive. The device allows individuals to access virtual medical appointments, socialize with family and friends, and order goods and services safely from their homes. Assistance may be available to cover some cost of Wi-Fi services. This program is funded through the State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division.

Benefits:

The tablet allows recipients to feel a deeper sense of connection to their communities and the outside world. Common uses of the tablet include video chatting with family and friends, ordering essential goods and services for delivery, attending virtual doctors’ appointments, connecting with loved ones via social media, and more. Wi-Fi (wireless internet) is required for many of these activities. Seniors in Service offers a one-time financial support of $120 towards Wi-Fi costs to help alleviate financial stress. Lastly, our agency offers technology training for tablet recipients to aid in the sometimes challenging learning process. The SISConnect Program is serving nearly 900 Nevadans in 14 counties across the state. Apply now and you could receive a tablet too!

Program Qualifications:

  • must be a NV resident
  • must be 60 years of age or older
  • must experience some level of isolation due to COVID-19

Creative uses of tablet:

  • Exercise
  • Learning new skills by watching informational videos
  • Finding new recipes to cook
  • Art app
  • Listening to music or podcasts
  • Meditating
  • Game
  • Taking classes
  • Job searching
  • Facebook/video chat with family
  • Doctor visits
  • Reading
  • Ordering goods/services/vitamins

Testimonials

“Learning something new every day is so stimulating.”

“This tablet has changed me. I don’t know how to thank you!”

“Being able to connect with my daughter on Facebook has been wonderful.”

“I don’t know what I would’ve done without the tablet. It saved me.”

“It [the tablet] has opened up doors that I previously didn’t have access to. Internet access has allowed me to become more informed of what is happening in the country and the world.”

“Thank you so much for connecting me to my world again.”

“Thank you very much for this [tablet], it helps a lot to have something to turn to, most especially getting in touch with others.”

Get In Touch

If you’d like more information about our SISConnect Program, contact Hannah at hannah@sisnv.org